Like the baseball adage, “Left-handed fireballers who throw fast balls should be brought even in hell,” most professional baseball clubs are signing contracts with left-handed foreign pitchers one after another ahead of next season.
The LG Twins, which won the regular league and the Korean Series this year, signed a contract with new foreign pitcher Detrick N’s for a total of $1 million (down payment of $300,000, annual salary of $600,000, incentive of $100,000) on the 14th.헤라카지노
Ness, a U.S. national, joined the team after being drafted by the New York Yankees in the 2012 draft. Since then, he has played for the Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays. He has recorded two wins and no losses with two saves with an ERA of 3.40 in 11 games in the Major League, and 32 wins and 24 losses with an ERA of 4.26 in 85 games in the Minor League (AAA). Since then, he has moved to the Seibu Lions of the Japanese pro baseball from 2022, and has recorded 11 wins and 17 losses with an ERA of 3.62 in 35 games over the past two years.
LG, which has formed a team of two right-handed foreign pitchers, Casey Kelly and Adam Plutko, for the last two consecutive seasons, is expected to have left-hander Ness serve as the team’s first starter next season.
KT Wiz renewed its contract with left-hander Wes Benjamin, who has already been verified in the KBO league, for a total of $1.4 million this year, with Benjamin recording 15 wins, 6 losses and a 3.54 ERA in 29 regular season games.
Elias, who entered the KBO League as a substitute in May this season, had eight wins, six losses and an earned run average of 3.70 in 22 games. Notably, in the second half of this season, he became an ace player by showing off his capability as a “big game feature” in important games.
The NC Dinos, who replaced all foreign pitchers, filled two new faces with left-handers only.
NC, which signed Daniel Castano as a new foreign pitcher on the 13th, signed with Kyle Hart on the 19th. All of them are considered to have excellent speed control by mixing fast balls that reach 150 kilometers and various breaking balls.
Brandon Waddell, who played in 18 games in a Doosan Bears uniform in June with an outstanding 11-3 record with a 2.49 ERA, re-signed, and the Lotte Giants re-signed Charlie Barnes for a high $1.35 million.
The Hanwha Eagles also renewed their contract with left-hander Ricardo Sanchez for a total of $750,000. The Kiwoom Heroes, which ranked the bottom in the 2023 season, hired Enmanuel de Heissus as a new foreign pitcher for $800,000.
In the case of Samsung, right-hander David Buchanan, who has consistently played as an ace, is likely to be the one remaining position while recruiting right-hander Connor Seabold.
Although Kia Tigers has yet to announce a contract with a single foreign player, it was once called a “left-handed kingdom” as four left-handed starters – Thomas Panoni, Yang Hyun-jong, Lee Eui-ri and Yoon Young-chul – rotated this year. Attention is focusing on whether Kia will choose a left-handed foreign pitcher again.